By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The leadership crisis that engulfed the Bauchi State House of Assembly has culminated to a legal battle leading to the banning of factional leader of the House, Kawuwa Shehu Damina and his deputy, Tukur Ibrahim from parading themselves as Speaker and deputy Speaker respectively.
A Bauchi High Court had on Friday granted an interim conjunction following an application filed by Abubakar Suleiman and 12 other lawmakers against the alleged leadership of Damina as speakers
The Presiding Judge, Justice A.M. Kafin Madaki gave the order while delivering judgement on the application filed against Bauchi State House of Assembly, Bauchi State Attorney Gebeteql, Kawuwa Shehu Damina and 16 others as defendants on Friday, 21st June, 2019.
Justice Kafin Madaki in his ruling said, “Having listened to the learned Counsel to the Plaintiffs/Applicants, Ben Ogbuchi, ESQ, Mukhtar A.Usman ESQ, O.P Egbe-Okpenge, ESQ. move the Court in terms of their motion Ex-parte dated and filed on 21/06/2019.
“I hereby order that an order of interim injunction be and is hereby made, restraining the 3rd and 4th Respondents/Defendants from parading themselves out and / or parading themselves, purporting to act in whatever manner as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly respectively pending the determination of the motion on notice”
He later adjourned the matter to July 2nd, 2019 for motion on notice.
It could be recalled that Kawuwa Shehu Damina and Abubakar Suleiman had emerged Speakers from separate inauguration held by two factions of members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly on Thursday, 20th June, 2019.